CABDA

Posted October 16, 2020

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — CABDA has postponed its inaugural Industry Summit, planned for early November at Disney World in Florida, to 2021. CABDA will hold a virtual trade event in mid-February, and hopes to resume in-person trade events next fall.

Posted March 6, 2020
A scene from last month's CABDA Midwest show near Chicago.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — CABDA show director Jim Kersten said next week's CABDA East trade show in New Jersey is going ahead as planned, even after at least 11 exhibitors have told him they plan to pull out. The show originally had 156 registered exhibitors.

Posted March 4, 2020
Kersten at a 2020 CABDA Midwest party.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Organizers of next week's CABDA East trade show say the event will be held as scheduled with some new precautions because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The event will be held at the Meadowlands convention center in Secaucus, New Jersey.

Posted February 12, 2020
Jeff Milbauer of Valley Bike and Ski.

At CABDA Midwest BRAIN talks to retailers about opportunities and concerns for the 2020 selling season.

Posted January 16, 2020

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Retailers and brands convened Wednesday at CABDA's season opener at San Diego's Del Mar Fairgrounds. As we did last year, we asked retailer attendees, "What brings you to CABDA?"

Posted January 15, 2020
Company works with MIPS and the EPS Industry Alliance to give out MIPS-equipped Nutcase helmets in exchange for recycling a non-MIPS helmet.
Nutcase's helmet recycling bin at CABDA on Wednesday.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Nutcase Helmets is running a helmet recycling program at the CABDA West trade show, which runs through Thursday.

 

Posted January 14, 2020

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Under new owners, Diamondback is refocusing on IBD sales and launching programs at the CABDA West expo, opening in San Diego on Wednesday.

Posted January 14, 2020

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — As trade exhibitors move in to the Del Mar Racetrack convention space Tuesday, some retailers are already taking part in CABDA West's Education Day, which includes events by Bosch and the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association. 

Posted June 27, 2019

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — CABDA has postponed a trade/consumer demo event it had planned to hold in the Denver area this fall, due to venue logistics. Jim Kersten, CABDA's show director, said he plans to go forward with a Denver event in the future.

Posted June 17, 2019

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — CABDA Expo organizers have opened exhibitor registration for all three of their 2020 regional trade shows: CABDA West in metro San Diego, CABDA Midwest held outside Chicago, and CABDA East in metro New York City.

Posted February 15, 2019

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association will continue to expand its reach far from the shores of Lake Michigan in the next 12 months.

CABDA's Midwest show closed Thursday and organizers announced two new venues for its next season.

Posted February 13, 2019

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (BRAIN)— As the CABDA Midwest trade show opened here Wednesday, BRAIN's intrepid reporter Ray Keener chatted up the attending retailers, asking about their hopes and fears for the 2019 season.

Posted January 17, 2019
Spoiler: "E-bikes, lots of e-bikes."

DEL MAR, Calif. (BRAIN) — On the second and final day of the inaugural CABDA West trade show, BRAIN contributor Ray Keener asked retailers, "What's in store for 2019?"

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